Travel Quick Shots – Hanoi, Viet Nam

Hanoi is a beautiful city, even as a capital city with its insane scooter traffic, oppressing summer heat, and seeming lack of structure. It is a city that appears as though cloaked in misty veil at all hours of the day and that lends it an air of elegant decay. I imagine indolent diplomats of French Indochina, lying about on rattan chaises mopping their brows with the finest linen handkerchiefs while they wait for the breezes of autumn to cleanse the city.

I loved Hanoi and I found it a haven for authentic and handcrafted pottery, silver jewelry, and bronze ware. There seemed to be a treasure around every corner. It was confounding at times; the noise, the rabbit warren of streets, the maniacal way everyone captains their scooter, but it has become one of my favorite cities. I think this is in large part because of the warmth of the people and the way that misty veil bends the light.

img_0955

©M McCown All rights reserved

img_0956

©M McCown All rights reserved

img_0736

©M McCown All rights reserved

img_0351

©M McCown All rights reserved

img_0347

©M McCown All rights reserved

img_0352

©M McCown All rights reserved

img_0794

©M McCown All rights reserved

Please respect my photo copyrights and do not use these images.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s